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Housing Benefit helps people pay rent if they’re unemployed, on a low income or claiming benefits.


  • in receipt of the severe disability premium, or are entitled to it
  • entitled to the severe disability premium within the last month and are still eligible for it
  • reached State Pension age
  • living in supported, sheltered or temporary housing

Housing Benefit is being slowly phased out and replaced by Universal credit. For more details on Housing Benefit and how it’s being replaced, see the Government website.